In no particular order:
Jorge Luis Borges
Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen
I just finished an 11 day writing retreat (self-imposed and self-directed) in Ubud, in Bali. 7000 words of the novel down in that time, bringing me to a current total of 22,074 words (not that I'm counting!) I stayed at Temuku Villas Ubud, which I can recommend for a quiet place to write. Ubud is lovely, and the resort was nestled in amongst the rice paddies, such as shown above. It is my first writing-focused trip ever, and I will do it again, although in future I will do a larger number of day trips and excursions to break up the writing a little more.
This trip means that I have now spent time writing in Indonesia, Italy, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and of course, at home in Melbourne.